It is a nightmare that people know could happen by pray it never does – getting hit by a drunk driver. Last week, people in nearby Avondale experienced that nightmare firsthand.
Police say that a silver Jeep Wrangler with a driver and a passenger collided with a silver Acura with three people inside. The crash occurred near 107th Avenue and McDowell Road. When first responders arrived, they found all three passengers in the Acura unconscious.
All of them had life-threatening injuries.
In the aftermath, police determined that the driver of the Jeep was likely intoxicated and they believe that was the cause of the crash.
At Lorona Mead, we know that drunk drivers are just one of many dangers that people face on the roadways each day. When you need a Phoenix car accident attorney, you can count on our trusted legal team to secure the compensation you deserve for all of your accident-related injuries.
For the latest reporting year in Arizona, there were 127,064 total vehicle accidents. Out of those, there were:
- 1,000 fatalities
- 55,474 injuries
- 320 alcohol-related fatalities
- 3,095 alcohol-related injuries
Looking at those numbers, we can see that over 30% of the traffic-related fatalities have to do with drunk drivers.
We also know that distracted drivers are becoming more and more of a problem. It is never safe to take your eyes off the road to read a text message or watch a video. Other people inside a vehicle can also be a distraction.
Speeding is still a major problem on the roadways and greatly increases the risk of injuries in a vehicle accident.
When someone is injured in an accident they have to first deal with the medical emergency. Soon after, medical bills will start to come in. For severe injuries, medical costs can quickly rise into the hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Even minor injuries can lead to costs that many people cannot afford.
Will insurance cover all of the costs?
If a person is unable to work due to their injuries and they lose out on the income they need to support themselves and their families, they could be in financial jeopardy.
What You Can Do
If you or a loved one have been injured in a vehicle accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, we advise you to seek legal assistance immediately. At Lorona Mead, our knowledgeable and experienced team is ready to investigate your case and determine the best path forward. We know that your expenses go beyond medical costs. We will also push to recover lost income as well as pain and suffering damages.